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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Oh that's good! That's good...is this the time to admit it? I bet Rob always wrote his own, but I'll fess up: Like most mere mortals in HS, I did it many times! Not to imply I was really successful or anything, but I did send "lyrics" often...

SMags: mult times...(one girl even said to the other "oh...he sent you those TOO!? yeah...he's getting serious then")

Cassad: once or twice...and, though I expected her to start talking ("...words be yours...") she didn't...end of story.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

maybe the problem there was the reference to her head being all empty? just sayin'.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

How about Cowgirl in the sand? That one worked wonders...do you really think it is a guy thing?

Come to think of it, I was rarely reciprocated (ie, with another tune), but to be honest, at least with the ones that mattered, the SugMags thing worked out very well, at least from what they told me...they viewed it as "sweet" and sorta "intelligent" even if simply stolen (recall we had to lift the needle off the record repeatedly to get the words back then...). Cowgirl was the best though...maybe cause we all liked NY then?

But, I will admit, looking back 35 yrs, it seems kinda pathetic...

So, this wouldn't have done ANYTHING for you in HS:

Hello cowgirl in the sand
Is this place at your command
Can I stay here for a while
Can I see your sweet sweet smile
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same?
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello ruby in the dust
Has your band begun to rust
After all the sin we've had
I was hopin' that we'd turn bad
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Hello woman of my dreams
This is not the way it seems
Purple words on a grey background
To be a woman and to be turned down
Old enough now to change your name
When so many love you is it the same
It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game.

Remember, you're reading it in the hand writing of the guy that noticed you in advanced composition...he's got long hair, plays basketball...wears DEAD shirts. Doesn't smell.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

LOL! Definitely a guy thing. I just don't think it would occur to girls to reciprocate song lyrics. Maybe a difference in the era too - I think you are a bit older than me (sorry)- I remember cringing over that particular song and at the time, would not have been well romanced with songs implying I was empty headed or playing games to change my name etc. When I *did* get married I did change my name so I know this is not making a lot of sense, but :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

I think I am a LOT older...this was early 70s...maybe it really was just era related; I'll ask my kids.

Amazingly, just did: at least for my kids and their friends, THEY do it all the time...now, I know you're saying "well, of course, consider the source...!" but recall, my kids rejected 90% of what they heard from me. Oh, I can add, til RIGHT now, they didn't know I ever did this!? Ah, another family bonding moment...

Interesting.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Well, you're not *that* much older (hope I did not offend you), I was in high school in the mid-late '70's and things changed a lot in a few years there. When I was in high school the cool guys did not have long hair and certainly did not wear Dead shirts. College yes, high school no, but I went to a kind of hippy college, with people who weren't much like the people I'd gone to high school with.

As to not smelling? that's a good thing in any era.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Ha-well, I went to a catholic school where all trouble makers went...we wore what we wanted...and girls had uniforms (go fig), but, I still think they looked great. My wife included. AH, nostalgia.

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 22, 2010 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

I used to (and sometimes still do) sing lines from SugMags to my wife. Loose Lucy on the other hand might get me a black eye.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

In 10th Grade (1980) I wrote down the lyrics to Feel Like A Stranger and gave it to a girl, telling her I wrote the song for her.

Yeah, it worked.

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 22, 2010 8:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

I wrote out most of the lyrics to Stella blue on a card and gave it to a girl to get her back. It worked for another year and she was beyond the most beautiful girl I have ever had the pleasure.

Love that song

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Mar 22, 2010 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

Similarly, when I was in 10th grade (1983) I wrote a love letter including the lyrics to Wonderful Tonight, changing blond hair to brown hair, and yes, it worked wonderfully.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 22, 2010 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, admit it: who's written down the lyrics for a girl (or boy)?

This is a "guy" thing to do - it would never have occurred to me to give song lyrics to a guy ...